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Thin-Crust Pizza

Easy homemade Thin-Crust Pizza
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4 Servings

Cooking Time

50 Mins

Meal Type


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  • 3/4 cup lukewarm water
  • 1 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 cup pizza sauce, such as classic red sauce or a white sauce
  • Topping options: sautéed onions or mushrooms, sliced red peppers, pepperoni, cooked sausage, cooked bacon, etc.
  • 1 to 2 cups cheese: one or a combination of shredded mozzarella, provolone, Parmesan, fontina, romano, and asiago cheese


  1. 1

    Arrange a rack in the bottom third of the oven, place a rimmed baking sheet on the rack, and heat to 450°F. Meanwhile, make the dough.
  2. 2

    Pour the water into a medium bowl. Sprinkle the yeast over the water, and let stand until the yeast is dissolved and foamy, 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. 3

    Add the flour and salt. Mix with a stiff spatula or wooden spoon until floury, shaggy dough forms. Turn the dough out onto a work surface and knead until it forms a smooth, slightly tacky ball that springs back when you poke it, 5 to 8 minutes. If the dough sticks to your hands like bubblegum, add a.
  4. 4

    Cover the dough with the upside-down bowl or a clean kitchen towel and let sit while you prepare the pizza toppings, about 10 minutes.
  5. 5

    Carefully remove the preheated baking sheet from the oven and place it upside down on a wire rack. Transfer the dough directly onto the upside-down baking sheet. Brush the dough with 1 teaspoon of the oil. Spread 1/4 cup sauce into a thin layer onto dough, leaving a 1/2-inch border. Sprinkle on the .
  6. 6

    Bake until the crust is golden-brown and the cheese is melted and browned in spots, 8 to 12 minutes. Remove the pizza from the oven and cool for about 5 minutes before slicing and serving. Repeat with the remaining dough and toppings.

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